Scene from Kioi-jishi Botan no Hikimono, 1867

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Scene from Kioi-jishi Botan no Hikimono, 1867 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Kioi-jishi Botan no Hikimono, 1867

Comments - Terrific kabuki diptych of two actors performing the shishimai or lion dance in the play "Kioi-jishi Botan no Hikimono" at the Morita Theater. At left, Otani Tomoemon V appears as lion dancer Tomo, with Bando Hikosaburo V as lion dancer Oto at right. Oto lifts the fierce lion head mask above his head, scowling unhappily at his companion. The lion's face is red with heavy black eyebrows, glowing yellow eyes and teeth, and shaggy yellow hair, above a green cloth body adorned with white pompoms. Tomo looks back at his friend with a worried expression, his eyes wide. He carries a black pole topped with brown feathers. A handsome design with beautiful color and detail.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14" x 18 3/4"

Condition - Nice detail. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, repaired. Light wrinkling throughout.

Scene from Kioi-jishi Botan no Hikimono, 1867 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Scene from Kioi-jishi Botan no Hikimono, 1867 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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